The Straits Times article “Parliament approves separation of judicial and legal services”

The judicial and legal services in Singapore will be split to allow for greater specialisation and prepare for future challenges, after Parliament approved the creation of the Judicial Service Commission (JSC). With the split, the JSC will be led by the Chief Justice, while the Legal Service Commission will be headed by the Attorney-General. The Public Service Commission chairman will be vice-president of both commissions.

For more information, please refer to the Second Reading Speech by Second Minister for Law, Mr Edwin Tong, on the Constitution of the Republic of Singapore (Amendment) Bill 2021 and Judicial Service (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill delivered on 3 November 2021.

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Last updated / reviewed on 3 Nov 2021